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Inaccessible Perfume

Inaccessible Perfume

Francesca Gotti, product designer of oneofthose , recently collaborated with Aybar Gallery (Miami, Floria) on Inaccessible Perfume, a conceptual olfactory design project to be presented at Art Basel Miami Beach this December.

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Blackberry Vanilla Cocktail Float

Blackberry Vanilla Cocktail Float

We love this Lark & Linen boozy float recipe, a favorite inspired by her childhood.

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How it's made: Felted Wool

How it's made: Felted Wool

Felt is a non-woven textile that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together. We speak to Coyuchi about how their felt is made.

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Sharpen Your Tasting Skills

Sharpen Your Tasting Skills

The Wine Show 's Matthew Goode, Matthew Rhys, and Joe Fattorini checked out Aromaster's WINE MASTER GAME.

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The Missing Sense

The Missing Sense

Why our technology addiction makes us crave smells.

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The Journey of Patchouli

The Journey of Patchouli

With a rich, earthy, woody, “wine” scent, patchouli has been a popular raw materials for fragrance since the beginning of time. Givaudan, one of the largest fragrance houses in the world, takes us on an olfactory encounter to Asia. Come with us.

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Life of an Artist in Charts

Life of an Artist in Charts

Mindy caught the last day of Andrew Kuo's show last night in the New York art district and was super touched by his work. We found this interview of him with The Fader to share a glimpse of Kuo's work with you. 

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Bamboo vs. Cotton

Bamboo vs. Cotton

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. Its fiber is soft, strong and durable; Spun rayon fibers of bamboo feel like silk.

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The Long, Storied History of Mulled Wine

The Long, Storied History of Mulled Wine

 shares the stories beyond one of our favorite drinks for the holidays - mulled wine. Inspired to make it at home? Scroll down for great recipes after the history lesson!

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Winter White Coconut Cake

Winter White Coconut Cake

Even the hostess with the mostest will delight in this luscious winter white buttermilk cake. Here's how to make it at home!

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From the Slums of Rio

From the Slums of Rio

This short film follows the life journey of Ingrid Silva from the slums of Rio to the professional Ballet stage of New York City.

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Reverse of Volume

Reverse of Volume

In his “reverse of volume” installations, Onishi uses the simplest materials – translucent plastic sheeting, strings of black glue, and fishing line – to create monumental forms that resemble mountains or clouds floating in space.

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Wake Up

Wake Up

Check in for 30 minutes and feel completely motivated to take on anything. It's time to rise and shine!

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The Coolest Way To Open A Bottle Of Wine

The Coolest Way To Open A Bottle Of Wine

Sure you can open a bottle of wine like a "regular" person, but can you open a bottle like a Sommelier? This video will show you how!

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Flash Of Light

Flash Of Light

Mindy Yang and Michel Roudnitska on their olfactory art Installation for London's FutureFest.

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A Song of Ice and Fire

A Song of Ice and Fire

"A Song of Ice and Fire" is a tribute to Game of Thrones, based on the book series. Learn how to make this cocktail. 

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Inside Paris’ Secret Archive of Architectural Antiques

Inside Paris’ Secret Archive of Architectural Antiques

Hundreds of antique wood panels lie stacked against the walls of a glass-roofed warehouse just north of Paris’ Champs-Élysées. Beside them are shelves laden with cornices and sculptures.

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Thoughts at 3 A.M.

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On Building New Worlds

On Building New Worlds

As the production designer on such seminal films as The Crow, Fight Club, and Minority Report, Alex McDowell created what he calls “future realities”—gathering real information from laboratories, corporations, architects, and urban planning to envision worlds that don’t yet exist but one day very well might. 

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A Guide to Tasting Wine: the 5 S’s

A Guide to Tasting Wine: the 5 S’s

The standard tasting has 5 steps which involve the sense of sight, smell, taste, and somehow even touch. To make them easier to remember, they are often called “the 5 S’s”.

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The Art of Quilling

The Art of Quilling

Quilling Card, rooted in Vietnam, has been incredibly fortunate to assemble a team of women who have become passionate about the art of quilling.

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Sound art imagines a different kind of zen garden

Sound art imagines a different kind of zen garden

Shanghai-born artist Jingying (Eric) Jiang developed the installation, Path, which lets users use perform classic raking movements with a sensor-enabled wooden rake.

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How to make the smoke bomb?

How to make the smoke bomb?

One of the coolest tricks we know is this "smoke bomb": Fill an ice ball with smoke, only to smash it open over your cocktail. 

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Wild flowers and herbs of Sardinia

Wild flowers and herbs of Sardinia

If you were to travel to the island of Sardinia by sea, it would become evident to you of its unique eco-system. The climate and the rich soil are what makes these scents would travel out on the breeze to greet you...

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Have you tried kombucha?

Have you tried kombucha?

Kombucha is any of a variety of fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drinks that are commonly intended as functional beverages for their supposed health benefits. Kombucha is produced by fermenting tea using a "symbiotic 'colony' of bacteria and yeast" (SCOBY).

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Mint Julep, The official Kentucky Derby Recipe

Mint Julep, The official Kentucky Derby Recipe

Each year, almost 120,000 Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period of Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby weekend at Churchill Downs Racetrack. Here's the official recipe.

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A Closer Look at Oud

A Closer Look at Oud

Oud, Oudh, Aloeswood, Agarwood, Gaharu is known as "Jinko" in Japan, which translates as "sinking incense" or "incense that sinks in water," due to the weight of the resin in the wood.

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A new dawn for ylang ylang

A new dawn for ylang ylang

Rich and buttery like custard, the tropical ylang ylang tree originated in the Philippines, where it was crowned the ‘flower of flowers’. The blooms of this flower are so delicate that they must be picked by hand at dawn, and distilled within two hours.

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This ‘living’ chandelier is a climate-goth masterpiece

This ‘living’ chandelier is a climate-goth masterpiece

Overgrown is a collection of chandeliers and candlesticks designed to look like relics from a "desolate, flooded world."

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Sou Fujimoto's Forest of Light

Sou Fujimoto's Forest of Light

In their fifth year exhibiting at Milan Design Week, Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto to create an immersive installation, named ‘Forest of Light’.

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This Artist Has Changed the Face of Barcelona

This Artist Has Changed the Face of Barcelona

Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a Cuban-American Contemporary Artist. Born in Cuba on February 5, 1966, and raised in the United States. He predominantly creates his work in urban spaces on a large scale.

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Magical houses, made of bamboo

Magical houses, made of bamboo

You've never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn.

"We have had to invent our own rules," she says...

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This Color-Changing Cakes is Magic You Can Eat

This Color-Changing Cakes is Magic You Can Eat

So cool, we know. Color-changing cakes may be even better than the rainbow bagel trend... This technique is achieved by airbrushing the textured frosting from opposite directions, using different colors. If you feel up for the challenge, a tutorial is enclosed. So now, you can have your cake and eat it too!

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Orkestra Obsolete

Orkestra Obsolete

Released 33 years ago this week, New Order’s “Blue Monday” (hear the original EP version here) became, according to the BBC, “a crucial link between Seventies disco and the dance/house boom that took off at the end of the Eighties.” If you frequented a dance club during the 1980s, you almost certainly know the song.

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An Aromatic Spring

An Aromatic Spring

We're celebrating the arrival of spring with the Acca Kappa's White Moss collection and pairing it with a perfumed spirit! Scroll down for Mindy's NAKED GIN & TONIC recipe for you to enjoy at home!

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Design & Functionality for Humanity

Design & Functionality for Humanity

The week is starting without sunshine here in New York City, so here's an infusion of inspiration to help light the way! Watch how our lovely friends at SolarPuff touch lives all over the world.

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